current projects's blog
A depressingly general breakdown but also very informative. Women buy half of the movie tickets and yet representation in films - and work on film sets - remains abysmally low.
"Olivia" is a 2 minute story about a young girl in an early education program through United Way of Greater Milwaukee.
As a documentary filmmaker, I like to allow plenty of time to film with my subjects - especially children. You never know how long people will take to warm up to you or to the camera and everyone will be happier if you take your time. I didn't have as much "warm up" time with Olivia as I would have liked... but this effervescent chatterbox did not need it. She was so happy to talk about books she loves to read, her mom and dad, her puppy, going to the beach, what she likes for lunch. She made my part effortless (except trying not to laugh on camera) and I smile every time I watch this.
"Young" follows Fondy Farmer's Market Executive Director, Young Kim, as he explains the importance of this farmers market in a depressed area of Milwaukee. Funded in part by United Way of Greater Milwaukee, this farmers market is an essential anchor to the community.
Cafe Artisti is a small 14-seat restaurant in Venice, Italy, about a 10-minute stroll from the famous Rialto Market. This tiny restaurant is run by father/daughter duo, Franco and Francesca Cianco. They come fro a family of chefs and their cooking is tethered to a simple standard: use few ingredients but use the best ones possible. They begin each morning with a visit to the Rialto market, talking with their suppliers to find out what is fresh and in season.